In an effort to promote and reward energy-efficient and sustainable practices in the HVAC industry, Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announces the winners of its third annual Green Living Awards contest. Companies from across North America entered to win in 2015, submitting their most innovative commercial and residential projects using Bosch products. Judges ultimately chose the top three installations in each category, recognizing the best installations of its HVAC products this year.
The first place award winners are:
- For Commercial Applications
Climate-Tech, North Ridgeville, Ohio
Presented to Field Operations Manager Joshua Dubecky
Climate-Tech Inc. is a family owned and operated business operating in Ohio since 1972. The team installed four cascading Buderus GB162 Gas Condensing Boilers in a nearby commercial business plaza, achieving efficiencies up to 93 percent. That’s in addition to installing the Buderus MCM10 intelligent control system with the MultiCascade Module (MCM), simplifying operating functionalities and improving efficiency. Plus, Climate-Tech also installed Buderus SST150 indirect domestic water tank to provide domestic hot water.
- For Residential Applications
Morrison Inc., Duncannon, Pa.
Presented to Residential Sales Manager Michael Armstrong
Morrison Inc. Geothermal has experience in the environmentally friendly technology, installing more than 4,500 geothermal systems throughout central Pennsylvania over the last 30 years. That’s why the new owner of the Rite-Aid Pharmacy founder’s home called on the team at Morrison to retrofit and upgrade the comfort heating and hot water system, installing seven Bosch water-to-air and water-to-water geothermal units.
Other 2015 winners of the Bosch Green Living Awards include:
- Second Place, Commercial
SMC Geothermal, Foxfield, Colorado – Presented to owner Conald Frank. SMC Geothermal won second place for its large-scale project, installing 254 Bosch BP geothermal units in the residential complex Solaire Apartments in Brighton, Colo.
- Second Place, Residential
Pespisa Co., Billerica, Mass. – Presented to co-owner Colin Pespisa. Pespisa Co. received the award for retrofitting a home with a Bosch Greenstar wall-mounted boiler, replacing an old cast iron boiler in the process. The annual approximate fuel savings is anticipated to be 30 percent.
- Third Place, Commercial
American Geothermal Systems, Austin, Texas – Presented to President Victor DeMarco. American Geothermal Systems took third place for its large-scale installation, outfitting a 138,000-square-foot NetZeroEnergy storage building with 14 Bosch Greensource Model SM geothermal heat pumps.
- Third Place, Residential
McCourt Heating and Cooling, Wappingers Falls, N.Y. – Presented to owner Kevin McCourt. An oil-to-gas upgrade earned McCourt Heating and Cooling the third place victory. The experienced team installed a Bosch Greenstar FS Gas Condensing Boiler and a Buderus indirect hot water tank.
The Green Living Awards, sponsored by Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. in North America, is open to installing contractors and dealers, home and light commercial builders, and engineering specifiers to reward selection and installation of Bosch high efficiency products. Prizes include $2,000 for first place winners, $1,000 for second place winners and $500 for third place winners in the form of Visa Reward Cards. In addition, the Green Living Awards contest includes an art, photography and creative writing contest for children two to 16 years old.
The Bosch Green Living Awards for North America are modeled after a successful program in the U.K. carried out since 2000 by Worcester Bosch (U.K.). The contest is designed to emphasize Bosch’s commitment to protecting the environment while encouraging energy-efficient, sustainable practices in HVAC.